Bangor Law School highest in Wales

Bangor Law School is the highest positioned law school in Wales, according to the latest university league tables published by The Guardian University Guide for 2018.

The School has risen to 23rd position in the UK, out of the 98 institutions included in the rankings.

Published annually, The Guardian’s league tables are calculated from scores relating to student satisfaction, student/staff ratio, spend per student, average entry requirements, and the percentage of graduates in employment or further study six months after graduating.

In the individual measures, Bangor Law School also ranked 10th in the UK for students’ satisfaction with teaching, and 8th for satisfaction with feedback.

These excellent results follow the publication of the 2016 National Student Survey, in which Bangor scored an overall student satisfaction rating of 93% in the subject area of Law – 5% higher than the sector average.

Commenting on these latest results – which demonstrates the School’s tremendous progress over the last ten years – Professor Dermot Cahill, Head of School, said:

“Our attention to feedback is really appreciated by our students – this, as well as manageable class sizes, makes for an excellent student experience, where students have many opportunities to interact with, and get support from, our fantastic academics. Many UK law schools have sacrificed quality over quantity; at Bangor, we have taken a different path, and these rankings recognise that the quality is higher here than at many other law schools. As such, we tend to attract a higher quality student, interested in our mixed discipline Law degrees, and the opportunities we offer to study abroad, contributes to a very positive learning environment.”

He added: “Students really appreciate our creation of law firm internships, which helps them find good jobs after their degree. This year we are sending students to internships in Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff, London, Brussels and Dublin. These opportunities really open their eyes to law as a career choice, plus help them make the right career choice after graduation”.

Publication date: 7 June 2017